White Heron Sangha

Donations (Dana)

White Heron Sangha is dedicated to continuing the ancient Buddhist tradition of freely offering the dharma without charge, knowing that it is priceless. We encourage the practice of dana, which means generosity in Pali (the original language of the Buddha). This generosity of our community pays the expenses of the sangha and supports the teachers we bring to our area for workshops and retreats, White Heron Sangha programs, and some dharma-related causes. All donations, regardless of the amount, are appreciated by everyone in the sangha. The "Vipassana Metta on Hawaii" website (www.vipassanametta.org) provides a beautiful and clear explanation of the meaning of dana and its importance: See what is “dāna”?


If you have questions about donating to White Heron Sangha, please contact the treasurer. Donations to White Heron Sangha, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (Fed Tax ID 77-0546204), may be tax-deductible under the law and can be made in the following ways:

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In Person
You can donate to White Heron Sangha in person at each sangha meeting, retreat, class, or special event by placing your donation in the dana basket near the entrance. You may donate by cash or check made out to White Heron Sangha.

Recurring transactions - Stewardship Circle
Recurring donations using your credit card account can now be set up online by indicating the frequency of your donation and selecting the Stewardship Circle category. This is an easy way to remember to give to our community and allows us to count on a steady income from our Stewardship Circle members.

You can stop your automatic recurring donation at any time by logging into your White Heron Sangha account and clicking on your name, which takes you to your profile. You then go to the Donations tab and click the Stop button for that subscription.

Some people have also set up monthly recurring donations from their checking account or money market account to White Heron Sangha through their bank's online bill pay feature. The bank then sends a check each month to White Heron Sangha at the postal address below.

By Mail
You can send contributions to White Heron Sangha through regular mail to:

White Heron Sangha
PO Box 870
Morro Bay, CA 93443

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